Community Service Opportunities

Success in today's age of medicine starts with primary prevention. Within the current health care climate, it is impossible to practice without devoting attention to the surrounding community. Through many affiliations with partner organizations, UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residency Program readily fulfills its responsibility to the community.

Student Health Experience

Residents participate in office hours at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Student Health Center on a rotating basis as their schedule allows, with direct supervision from a family medicine physician. There, residents will care for acute and chronic medical issues related to the college patient.   Residents are also helping to staff COVID vaccination clinics at CMU, which is a great service for the community there.  When CMU students need inpatient care, our FHC team at UPMC Shadyside cares for them.

Through our Sports Medicine Department, opportunities exist to provide medical coverage at the collegiate and high school athletic events with a sports medicine faculty member or fellow.

Japanese Community Outreach Experience

This is a community outreach activity that provides education for the Japanese people in Pittsburgh. This is also intended for those individuals who are not familiar with the health system in the United States.  We present healthcare-related topics in the Japanese language by incorporating the concepts commonly shared by the Japanese people.  Residents who are interested in Japanese culture are welcome to participate in these activities such as, conducting medical English classes.

Resident Teaching Experiences

UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine Residents education to both undergraduate and medical students in a variety of settings.  Residents help to train medical students from various medical schools in both the inpatient and outpatient settings during their Family Medicine Clerkships and Acting Internships.  Those schools include the University of Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Other opportunities for teaching are also available if the resident has a special interest and can be tailored to the resident’s career goals. Opportunities that prior residents have pursued include participating in Family Medicine clerkship skills sessions, presenting didactic sessions for medical students, and involvement with medical student pre-clinical courses.